Aimé Leon Dore (ALD) is a streetwear brand out of Queens, New York that has become a favorite of street enthusiasts in NYC and around the world. Throughout the years it has evolved into an elevated and 'urban preppy' streetwear brand beloved by many. We've curated a list of 15 brands that embody a similar ethos to ALD.
A.P.C., also known as Atelier de Production et de Creation (Production and Creation Workshop), is a french brand that brings everyday basics into the world of luxury fashion – walking the line between streetwear and high fashion. Discover more brands like A.P.C. here.
Adsum (which means “here” in Latin) has been developing a contemporary wardrobe of menswear classics since 2015. Their pieces are inspired by urban and rural life in the American Northeast and stand out in a low-key way. For an technically sophisticated and laidback brand, look no further than Adsum.
Brendon Babenzien founded the environmentally friendly streetwear brand Noah in 2015 after leaving his post as the creative director of Supreme. As a homage to his NYC skate roots, the brand combines urban and active lifestyle aesthetics with a wide range of traditional design references. Noah is inspired by both defiance and elegance, and he employs a conscious balance of rebellion and sophistication.
Maison Kitsuné is a Paris-meets-Tokyo fashion brand that doubles as a record label, art gallery and chain of cafes and restaurants around the world. You'll find this contemporary brand never settles when it comes to quality or timeless style.
Samsøe Samsøe was founded by the Samsøe brothers in 1993. Over time, it expanded to include T-shirts, knitwear and other men’s clothing. In 2000, Peter Sextus and Per-Ulrik Andersen took over the brand and made it into an international fashion house. Samsøe Samsøe is defined by its utilitarian aesthetic, which combines the Danish street style with a Scandinavian spirit. Their collections transcend trends and are minimalist, affordable and accessible.
Ronnie Fieg, a legend amongst sneakerheads as a prominent footwear designer, founded Kith in 2012. Fieg has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the footwear industry and was able to build Kith as an extension of his mind, seeking to transform the fashion industry one shoe at a time. He has since built one of the most sought after streetwear brands that blends contemporary design with a more urban aesthetic.
Originally founded as a skate team in 2010, Palace has grown into a fully-fledged skateboarding crew and streetwear phenomenon. With highly anticipated drops, you'll find a wealth of references into their designs that celebrate broader elements of British culture and 90s streetwear fashion.
Based out of LA, Brain Dead is a creative collective and clothing brand that has taken the streetwear world by storm. With their iconic brain logo and graphic-led approach, they've formed a movement that takes cues from post-punk, underground comics and skateboarding.
Only NY, founded in 2007, has created a fun-loving and community-based NYC streetwear and skate brand. Their graphic-based approach to design brings forth the pulse of NYC in a colorful way. You'll find a wide range of street, sport, and outdoor apparel and accessories. Discover more brands like Only NY here.
Awake NY was founded by designer and longtime Supreme vet Angelo Baque. With a logo-driven design (like Supreme), they've been able to capture the cultural spirit and sensibility of NYC. The line embodies the diversity of the city all with a classic and contemporary feel.
Launched by Sofia Prantera in 2010, this label feels out of the future, creating a part streetwear part contemporary fashion line. They make small quantities, from the best quality raw materials all sourced ethically and responsibly.
Beams Plus is a Japanese heritage-inspired menswear company that can most easily be summarized as 'American style, made in Japan'. With a keen attention to detail in regards to fit and fabrics, they've created a timeless aesthetically driven brand all with a contemporary Japanese fit.
Acne provides a range of styles beyond contemporary basics with an eclectic use of materials and custom-developed fabrics. Discover more brands like Acne Studios here.
Auralee is led by Ryota Iwai and imbues a feeling of calm elegance aligned with gentle formality, comfort meeting sensitive sophistication.
Carhartt WIP is a sub-brand of Carhartt, focused on fashion and urban wear. It's known for its rugged, durable and high-quality clothing and accessories, which have been reinterpreted and updated with design aesthetic in-mind.